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How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

First Edition

February 2017 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions – but as students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may start thinking ‘what did I let myself in for’?


This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It’s packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students – including:

  • juggling time
  • succeeding in assignments and exams
  • understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements
  • managing finances
  • coping with stress
  • applying for jobs and more

Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.

Chapter 1: So you want to be a nurse or a midwife?
Chapter 2: You're more than just a student
Chapter 3: Communication and interpersonal skills
Chapter 4: Procrastination: putting things off and delaying the obvious
Chapter 5: Evidence-based practice
Chapter 6: Succeeding at assessments
Chapter 7: Reflective practice
Chapter 8: Making theory make sense in clinical practice
Chapter 9: Fitness to Practise – how to be a safe and professional nurse or midwife
Chapter 10: Expectations and responsibilities in nursing and midwifery clinical practice
Chapter 11: Planning and preparing your career in nursing or midwifery
Chapter 12: Developing your Professionalism

Juggling your time, what's expected of you both in real life and when you're on placement, coping with stress and applying for jobs… this covers everything that you could possibly need to know. I would highly recommend that you read this book.

Registered Mental Health Nurse

As 1sy year coordinator for adult pre-reg nursing, this book is invaluable. Well written and really assists the student.

Mrs Annemarie Horn
Nursing and Midwifery (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
November 11, 2019

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